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AirAsia celebrates first flight to India

4th December 2008 - 10:13 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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AirAsia has achieved its inaugural flight between Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), India and Kuala Lumpur, the carrier's first route to India. Barely a month after opening the sale for the route, AirAsia is set to record an average of more than 80% load factor both ways. The low-fare airline currently serves the route with direct daily flights on 180-seat Airbus A320s.

(Picture shows H.E. Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner for India in Malaysia and Tony Fernandes, group CEO of AirAsia lighting up the "Kutte Veleku"  to signify prosperity and success of the inaugural flight from Trichy.)

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